Abdul-waheed Usamah, a journalist , was assaulted on Saturday by officers of the Lagos Job Drive for confronting the officers to cease harassing harmless individuals.
The incident occured on the Police School in Ikeja throughout a victory occasion organised for the Lagos Governor-Elect Babajide sanwo-Olu on Saturday.
Usamah, who’s the Managing Director of a web-based information portal known as ‘The Guild’, was not simply crushed black and blue but in addition bundled right into a Black Maria and brought to the Job Drive Headquarters in Oshodi. He was detained on the headquarters for 2 hours
In line with Usamah, “I attended the Victory occasion organized for the Lagos Governor-elect, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, and his deputy, Dr. Obafemi Kadri Hamzat, by Sanwo-Olu’s ICG, and held on the Police School in Ikeja. Throughout the occasion, I observed how law enforcement officials hooked up to the Lagos State Job Drive have been harassing and embarrassing APC occasion members and different visitors who had been attempting to entry VIP session of the occasion, and I drew the eye of the organizer and the ICG’s safety to the lads.
“Throughout the means of attempting to advise and made strategies to the ICG’s safety in order to save lots of visitors from the embarrassment coming from the law enforcement officials, one the officers, violently pushed me and we acquired into arguments, and others, together with their superior began threatening.
“Whereas I used to be attempting to speak them out, one officer got here from the group, and punched me within the face, and the subsequent factor I knew, 5 of the officers began dragging me and forcefully pushed into the Job Drive truck. I used to be stored within the Black Maria for an hour, and was later pushed, contained in the Black Maria to the company’s workplace the place I used to be stored inside cell.”
He defined additional: “After we acquired to the company’s workplace, I used to be handed over to the officers on responsibility who after, seizing my two telephones, requested me to eliminated my belt and sneakers, and locked me inside a cell the place I met about 17 individuals in dangerous situation.
“After about an hour and half, one officer got here in saying my title and directed his colleagues to open the cell iron gate for me and led me to the Job Drive Chairman’s workplace, the place I met him. He ordered for my belongings in company’s care and launched me.”